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Brewed by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Munich, Germany

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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark beer existed in Bavaria long before light beer. This was the first type of beer to be brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. Today, when beer-lovers all over the world talk about dark beer, they usually mean a Munich style beer. Today, Hofbräu Dunkel - the archetypal Bavarian beer - is still as popular as ever. With its alcoholic content of around 5.5% volume and its spicy taste, it’s a refreshing beer that suits all kinds of occasion. A beer in the traditional Munich style!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2008
From a green bottle, which immediately causes concern - Clear reddish brown, with virtually no head. Nice earthy smell, with some dark bread and rum notes. Flavor is similiar, but mixed with some fruity notes. Surprisingly rough, bitter finish, which is welcome.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9967) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Bronze color with almost no head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Bitter roasted malt taste. Thin body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2008
Draught at The Belgian Bar in Rotorua (New Zealand) - a surprise ’special’. A light brown with a large foamy head that laced very well. A little metallic on the nose with a touch of chocolate. A very dry palate, with some roasted coffee flavours. A couple of late night drinks by myself on a work trip - it did the trick.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2008
dark reddish, somewhat marzen-colored ale, it packs a lot of malt to it, but not much else except a bit of caramel

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Pours a dark reddish-brown colour. Huge frothy brown head. Aroma is malty and sweet, but mouthfeel is light and creamy. Taste is somewhate metallicy with lots of caramel and a firm hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GangGreen712 (44) - Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Nice aroma, very simple taste with very slight hint of caramel and nut, though this is very slight. smooth with a bit of bitterness as it warms. Great beer, especially in the summer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2008
thick frothy head on a dark red/brown pour carbonation is not strong.Aroma lovely malt chocolate,very smooth,caramel,nutty.Flavour nutty,caramel,chocolate.Flavours come through very nicely.Finish full flavours,dry,sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Pour was dark clear golden with an off white head. Aroma was strong of caramel, light hops, and malt. Flavor was the same but a little more watered down. Overall, I thought it was nice because this is a great drinking beer. Light body and smooth. Would buy in a pub sometime.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
Wrist-breaking litre measure, Hofbrauhaus, Munich. Sweetissh caramelised nose hinting at fresh barrel. Soft, sweet and biscuity with a herbal hop background. Malted Milk, digestives, a dusting of choc. Drinks a bit like a mild 2% weaker. Gentle wood, a hint of almond, oaty malt softness on the palate. Just a chew of raisiny sweet dried fruit and cherry creeping in towards the end. Solid, but a little soporific by the litre.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
12 oz green bottle. Clear, dark brown with ruby highlights, rocky white head which fell quickly. Light malt nose with some earthy hop aroma. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Carmel malt flavor with some spicey earthy hop bitterness. Dry finish.


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